By Adam Roberts – 5/14/2021
I wrote a piece earlier this year calling Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes a stud, an opinion I know is shared by many Brewers fans and non-Brewers fans alike. When you make MLB history, that definitely ups your stud points, and Burnesy had a couple of historic moments yesterday.
Burnes broke two records, most strikeouts before a pitcher issues a walk in a single season and another one for issuing 58 strikeouts before walking a single player. But much like many outings this year, a great pitching performance was spoiled by no run support in a 2-0 afternoon loss to St. Louis. Both teams struggled mightily with runners in scoring position, but it was Milwaukee who put up an 0-for spot by going 0-10. Burnes has started six games this season and pitched well in five of those outings but has just a 2-3 record this year. Yesterday, his one slip up in the first would prove too much to overcome for the Brewer offense, spoiling yet another great start.
The Brewers now are three-games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. The Braves are in town starting tonight.